Josepha Madigan TD talks to beaten FG running mate Alan Shatter. Photograph: Barbara Lindberg

Fine Gael’s performance in the capital marked something of a bright spot for the party as it lost ground elsewhere across the country. It is now the m(...)

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan  at the count centre in the RDS after his election. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan has been elected to the Dáil in Dublin Bay South, joining deputy leader Catherine Martin from Dublin Rathdown, to secure(...)

On the stump for Fine Gael: Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney, Minister for Jobs Richard Bruton, and Dublin Bay South candidate Kate O’Connell. Photograph: Barry Cronin

The final week of campaigning in the general election will see the political parties and their leaders give greater focus to a number of key constitu(...)

Chairman Ciaran Lynch  (c) and members of the Oireachtas banking inquiry at the publication of the inquiry’s report at Leinster House, Dublin. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The State could have saved more than €9 billion by imposing losses on senior debt holders at the six Irish banks, the National Treasury Management Age(...)

Could it happen in here? In Britain, Tory MP John Bercow (right) has been regularly re-elected as House of Commons speaker thanks to opposition support. Photograph: PA Wire

As the phoney election campaign continued along predictable lines this week, with Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael trading predictable blows, Enda Kenny did (...)

Fine Gael’s backroom team has obviously being doing its homework. As well as promising the goodies (lower taxes for the squeezed middle) it has trawle(...)

Renua leader Lucinda Creighton has criticised Sinn Féin TD Pearse Doherty for not signing off on the final report of the banking inquiry.

Renua leader Lucinda Creighton has criticised Sinn Féin TD Pearse Doherty for not signing off on the final report of the banking inquiry. Mr Doherty (...)

Late on Sunday night there were still three chapters causing “significant concerns”. Photograph: The Irish Times

The majority of Oireachtas banking inquiry members have agreed the final draft report, despite many admitting they are not happy with it. The committ(...)

Fine Gael TD Eoghan Murphy said the advice needed to be discussed by the committee immediately. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The Oireachtas banking inquiry is to be told it can publish its evidence without a final report. The committee is to receive oral legal advice on Fri(...)

 Sinn Féin member of the Oireachtas banking inquiry Pearse Doherty has still not decided whether he will sign off on the report. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Oireachtas banking inquiry is to consider requesting emergency legislation to preserve its work in the event that its report cannot be published (...)